A new geothermal system introduced by Queensland company, QPS Geothermal is gaining ground within the residential housing market.

Used to heat and cool homes in an energy-efficient and environmentally sensitive way, the copper-based GeoAir geothermal system has been taken up for installation by leading developers including Australand and Sekisui House, as well as AGL in Victoria.

Geothermal systems deliver several long-term benefits to the homeowner including reducing energy bills by up to 80% in addition to having a low environmental impact. Energy is derived by converting heat extracted from the earth, resulting in almost zero emissions and no release of carbon dioxide. It does not create any noise pollution, excess waste or by-products, leaving behind a miniscule environmental footprint.

Projects using the Queensland based geothermal technology:


Fairwater, an 800-block 38-hectare housing development planned for the western Sydney town of Blacktown will include a geothermal technology network.

Sekisui House

A 300-hectare development planned for a Sydney site will also offer geothermal heating and cooling for up to 1800 homes.

Geothermal technology has also been installed at Sekisui House’s $500 million Ecco Ripley development in Queensland.

AGL Energy

AGL Energy has partnered with a local Victorian sports club, Mooroondah AFL to install the state’s first geothermal cooling and heating system in a building.